Crete is a big island, the largest in Greece, the fifth largest in the Mediterranean and the 88th largest in the world. It’s also been sitting on a major crossroads of the cradle of civilisation since civilisation began! Let’s be honest – to do Crete justice and experience and enjoy all of its multifarious delights in terms of historic legacy and amazing natural beauty you really need at least three months and probably six.
In brief, Crete is Greece in miniature – all the things you could possibly want from a Greek holiday are here. It’s the southernmost Greek island, facing the coast of Africa, which makes it the warmest island – the thermometer regularly clocks 30ºC throughout July and August, although the Meltemi wind can have a pleasant cooling influence on the north coast where most resorts are.